The special counsel investigation is an ongoing U.S. Department of Justice investigation into Russian interference during the 2016 election. So far, the investigation has indicted 33 individuals of criminal charges. Special Counsel Robert Mueller must be allowed to do his job and continue following the facts where they lead because no one, not even the president, is above the law.

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“I think what Bob Mueller and his team are doing is extremely important for the country. There’s a cloud over the nation, and I think the only hope for resolving that is through the special counsel investigation. It’s quite important.”
bloomberg.com 6.4.18
James Clapper

Former Director of National Intelligence

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"Special counsel Robert S. Mueller III is under assault, and that is wrong. No matter who is in the White House, we Republicans must stand up for the sanctity of our democracy and the rule of law."
washingtonpost.com 7.6.18
Bill Frist

Former Senator (R-Tenn)

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“I do not believe special counsel Mueller is on a witch hunt. I think it’s a professional investigation conducted by a man that I’ve known to be a straight shooter in all my interactions with him."
thehill.com 7.18.18
Christopher Wray

Director of the FBI

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criminal charges

Including lying to law enforcement; conspiring to defraud the United States; obstructing governmental operations, such as by attempting to change or prevent testimony by witnesses; failing to register as a foreign agent; and committing identity and financial fraud.

36

defendants

Facing charges by the special counsel investigation including Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman Paul Manafort and his former National Security Advisor, Michael Flynn.

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FOUND GUILTY

Including five individuals who worked for Donald Trump: Paul Manafort, Rick Gates, Michael Flynn, George Papadopoulos, and Michael Cohen.

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SENTENCED TO PRISON

As of right now, four people have been sentenced to prison as a result of the investigation: Trump’s former personal lawyer Michael Cohen, Trump’s former campaign adviser George Papadopoulos, Richard Pinedo, and Alex van der Zwaan. Trump’s former campaign chairman Paul Manafort will be sentenced on charges of conspiracy and obstruction of justice in March 2019.

The Investigator

Who is Robert Mueller?

Special Counsel Robert Mueller is an experienced investigator who has served both Republican and Democratic administrations. His boss, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, was appointed by Trump in 2017 but his role was called into question in November 2018 after Trump forced Attorney General Jeff Sessions to resign and installed a Trump loyalist, Matthew Whitaker, to assume interim authority over the investigation.

In December, Trump nominated William Barr, a Republican lawyer and attorney general under former president George H.W. Bush, for a second stint in the role. Barr has repeatedly criticized Mueller’s team and is a proponent of wide-reaching presidential power.

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The President

Where trump Fits in

Trump’s former campaign chairman and former national security advisor are among the 36 individuals and entities that have been indicted in the investigation. Mueller is investigating whether Trump was involved in collusion or attempts at collusion during the campaign; whether, as president, he has attempted to obstruct justice; and his long history of business dealings with, and possibly debts from, Russia-connected entities.

On November 7, 2018, Trump forced Attorney General Jeff Sessions to resign and appointed Mueller critic Matthew Whitaker to oversee Mueller’s inquiry in an interim capacity. A month later, Trump nominated another Mueller critic William Barr to be his next attorney general.

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The INTERFERENCE

Democracy Under Attack

The United States faces attempts at interference in its democratic processes, both from foreign political actors and from within the White House. The U.S. intelligence community has concluded that Russia attacked our democracy in 2016 to help President Trump’s campaign, and the Republican-led House and the Senate both conducted independent investigations that confirmed Russian interference.

However, Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into the attacks and any involvement with them by Trump has been repeatedly undermined by Trump, members of his administration, and their supporters since it began.

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